Upcoming Online Resident as Teacher Workshop

Family Practice is offering a Resident as Teacher workshop to be delivered synchronously via an online platform (Adobe Connect) to residents who will connect and participate via their personal computers. The topic for this session is Planning for Learning and will focus on how to successfully orient a new learner to a new learning setting, including co-creating customized learning goals.

Wednesday, February 15th from 7-8:30PM (note: attendees will be asked to log into Adobe Connect at 6:45PM to ensure a seamless session start at 7PM).

Interested residents are asked complete this online application form by Monday, February 6th  (note: there will be a limited number of attendee spots available for this session – a wait list will be used if interest exceeds capacity). Residents who are registered will receive a web link on the day of the session.

Fine Print:
Adobe Connect is an online platform that allows attendees to see, hear, and interact with each other from their personal computers. As such, participation in this session requires your computer to have audio and video capability. This workshop is highly interactive and attendees will be expected to actively participate in discussions and activities throughout the session. Following the session, attendees will be asked to provide feedback on their experience via a short online survey to help inform future remote offerings.

For more information, please contact Bill Upward @ bill.upward@familymed.ubc.ca

Breakfast, Soccer, and more!

Greetings Preceptors & Residents:

Hope you are well! Promise me you’ll get outside and catch some rays! A couple of reminders and new items to report:

Faculty Development Breakfast: Planning for Learning
Friday, February 3 from 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Learn more & register here: http://doodle.com/poll/6drdz7cdf5nkymub

This session focuses on the importance of setting learners up for success by properly orienting them to a new learning setting and creating customized learning plans that address their learning gaps. This session is part of the UBC Faculty Development Clinical Teaching Certificate program. *Open to Residents! Please register above.

For those of you that have asked! Yes! Soccer Nite: Wednesday, January 25th from 1800-1900. Rotary Stadium. See you there! Rain or Shine!


Save the Date: Saturday, April 8: Faculty Development Workshop @ The Reach Art Gallery! Details soon to follow!

Our own Dr. Presley Moodley was featured in the fall 2016 UBC Preceptor Newsletter! I’ve posted his interview on our website here. Congratulations Pres!

Our recent graduate, Dr. James Liu, spoke to our Residents on Social Determinants of Health during Academic Half Day. He’s assembled a series of resources for us and you can access these links here. Thank you James!

Enjoy the sunshine and have a beautiful week! 🙂


Academic Half Day: Dr. James Liu on Social Determinants of Health

Good morning!
Please see below the list of recommended resources that James forwarded. I want to thank him for such a thorough presentation and for being a continual source of great insight. I’ll be posting these links under Resources & Recommended Reading:
Thank you again James!

Meet Dr. Presley Moodley

Presley Moodley works as a family doctor in Abbotsford and is one of the 1500+ valued preceptors across the province who dedicate time, energy, and thought to supporting UBC Family Practice residents. What keeps Dr. Moodley inspired and resilient?

Who do you teach?
I teach medical students, residents, nurses at residential care facilities and most of all I try to teach myself each and every day.

What do you enjoy about teaching?
For me teaching is about giving back. Canada and Abbotsford have been a dream come true for me and this is my way and saying thank you for the opportunities I have blessed with, by this beautiful nation.Teaching is awesome because helping people is by far the greatest reward in life.

Who is one teacher that had a significant positive impact on you? What did s/he do that was so effective?
My dad has had the greatest positive impact on me. He is not in the medical field but what he has taught me in life, I use on a daily basis as a physician. He taught me that as a human being we should strive to improve in every way possible on a daily basis, for this is how we grow as humans. He is also ever willing to help anybody he is able to help. This is so effective to me because as physicians our worlds are constantly changing and we have to strive to continuously improve and we have the ability to help people on a daily basis in what we have chosen to do.

What teaching skills or areas are you currently working to refine?
This is my third year being a preceptor so I am always looking at ways of improving this new role in my life.

What do you do for fun outside of teaching?
Hiking with my family and fishing has to be be top of my list but I am happy doing anything that my awesome family are up for, as I have 3 boys who are full of energy.

(As featured in the Fall 2016 UBC Family Practice Residency Program Preceptor Newsletter. Interview conducted by Bill Upward, UBC Teaching & Learning Strategist.)


Kaffeeklatsch/Coffee Chat Time!

20160617_072104Good morning!!

It’s that time of year when I reach out and say, “Let’s get together for coffee! My treat!”

As the Site Program Coach, one of my objectives is to meet with each preceptor and resident to discuss your goals and ideas as well as provide you with the educational resources you need for your success.

Over the past year, I’ve met with over 60 Preceptors, Specialists, and Residents. I’ve learned a great deal and through our dialogue we, as a program, have been able to take your thoughts and suggestions and create change. We’re going to continue on this path with your help and guidance. So let’s get some java!

My schedule is fairly flexible:
Monday: 930 – 1330, 1700 – 2000
Tuesday: 930 – 1330
Wednesday: 930 – 1330
Thursday: 930 – 1330
Friday: 930 – 2000
Saturday & Sunday: Flexible

I look forward to hearing from you!


(On Kaffeeklatsch: Over the holidays, I was reading UBC’s “Faculty Development Preceptor Needs Assessment 2015 Summary” and one of the preceptors suggested “regular kaffeeklatsch.” Kaffeeklatsch is German for an informal social gathering at which coffee is served.)

Changing it up! Wednesday Morning @ ARC B-Ball Courts!

Good morning!

We’re changing it up this Wednesday! Instead of meeting at Rotary Stadium at 1800, we’re going to gather at Abbotsford Recreation Centre at 600 to play some early morning basketball! If you’re not an ARC member, there’s a small fee of $5-6.

When: Wednesday, January 18 @ 600
Where: Abbotsford Recreation Centre, Basketball Courts

My Golden State Warriors are dominating right now! It’s a beautiful thing to watch a group of people so in sync with one another—I tell you. This team dug deep to rethink their roles and get creative about their offense. As a result, they’re revolutionizing the game.

Want to see something special? Check out the highlights! There’s a play at 5:47. Thompson steals the ball, passes it to Curry, and the rest is history. Flawless. Gives me chicken skin every time I watch it!

Schedule for ARC Drop In.

See you tomorrow morning!


TRIUMF, PuSh, & Heal

swissknife-copy-2Good morning!

How are you? I hope well! As an interdisciplinary researcher, I spend a great deal of time down the rabbit hole. Sometimes I come across things so interesting, inspiring, innovative, and hilarious that I have to share.

Lucky us! Sir Ken Robinson visited Abbotsford to discuss creativity and rethinking our educational paradigms. His TED talks are always funny, insightful, and engaging!

TRIUMF, UBC, and SFU launched their 2017 Saturday Morning Lecture Series on Frontiers of Modern Physics. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. A variety of topics are covered this year including the use of functional imaging to understand Parkinson’s disease.

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival begins today! PuSh is one of Vancouver’s signature events featuring groundbreaking work in the live performing arts.

CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Mark Haden is our February speaker. He’s an adjunct professor of the UBC School of Public Health and counsels parents and individuals who deal with problematic substance use or special needs.

How might we understand the professional and personal needs and interests of family physicians, meet those needs, and at the same time provide high quality primary care for residents of BC? Physician Heal Thyself: An inquiry into physician satisfaction and the structure of family practice in BC. Read more.

The 7th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research: Results and Relevance 2017: March 1-4, 2017. Learn more.

Registration is open for our Game of Throws Dodgeball Event. Saturday, April 29th. Register your team now!

Have an amazing week!


Preparation for the SOO/SAMP


A big thank you to Dr. Rose Hsu for sharing a series of resources she’s found helpful in preparing for exams:

The Review Course *has free study tips and links to Canadian guidelines!
Family Practice Notes by Danielle O’Toole
Mike Kirlew podcasts
Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care
American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) summary guidelines on different topics
Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) magazines

You’ll find these links also under Resources & Recommended Reading. If you have any additional suggestions, please feel free to forward them to me for posting!



UFV’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Hi! Hope you are well! I wanted to give you a heads-up on the University of the Fraser Valley’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course beginning January 17th:

Through practicing a series of mindfulness-based exercises and strategies under expert supervision, participants will to learn to manage stress more effectively to enhance wellbeing. Learn more and register here.

NOTE: This MBSR course is designed by the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and has been extensively researched and field tested since. The course is facilitated by a qualified MBSR Instructor and professor at UFV, Dr. Seonaigh MacPherson, who will be mentored by a physician and professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Pat Rockman, an MBSR/MBCT specialist. Please note that the first class is free of charge and involves an orientation and short interview. Participation in all classes is mandatory, as are the sequence of home practices and exercises.

A big thank you to Michelle Favero, Executive Director of the Abbotsford Division of Family Practice, for forwarding this course to us!


Tuition-free course: Design in Healthcare: Using Patient Journey Mapping

Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) is offering a tuition-free, online EdX course:

Design in Healthcare: Using Patient Journey Mapping
Begins: February 8, 2017
Duration: 5 weeks
Register here.

In this course you will learn about the different experiences patients go through in a medical context. The patient journey explores the interaction between the patient and the healthcare providers in all stages of the disease; coping with treatment and dealing with expectations, and interaction with and between different stakeholders.

This course will give designers and specialists in healthcare the knowledge, insights and tools to be able to analyze and improve patient experience. You will learn how to map complex healthcare scenarios, pinpoint opportunities and create hands-on solutions aimed at improving the patient experience.

This course is an introduction to patient journey mapping; developed at the Delft University of Technology and applied in improvement of care pathway. Step-by-step, the course visualizes the different stakeholders, phases and actions involved in patient treatment. You will be challenged to pursue new insights and given unique opportunities to learn, observe and question patients and medical professionals, with the opportunity to attend a live broadcasted, interactive surgery.

No previous knowledge about health care innovation, design or journey mapping is necessary.

What you’ll learn:

The Patient Journey Mapping method
Understand the different stages of a patient’s experience and treatment journey
When and where Patient journey mapping can be applied
How to identify opportunities from a patient’s journey

Learn more about EdX courses.